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A savory dish with Pineapple… This dish will excite your tastebuds, you’ll enjoy the mild tangy and subtly sweet taste of pineapple in this dish. A few times, I’ve turned pineapple into savory dishes, my favorites are Pineapple Pulissery or Kerala style pineapple cooked in coconut/yogurt gravy and Pineapple chicken. I enjoy the tangy-sweet taste...

A crispy snack with cabbage and it’s gluten-free… Food has always been a way for me to connect with my roots, memories, and family. Many a time, Nostalgia is a key ingredient for me while cooking. This cabbage pakoda and sulaimani took me down memory lane. On a rainy day, I crave crispy fried snacks and I’ll be seen enjoying along with my favorite...

Kale and Coconut Stir fry or Thoran makes a perfect healthy side dish with rice or roti… Kale is a super green, packed with essential nutrients & vitamins. It has incredible health benefits. Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems. Protects against...

Kinnathappam or steamed rice cake in a pan, a South Indian specialty dessert… Kinnathappam is a family favorite sweet or dessert that’s made during Ramadan, Eid, and on special occasions. My mom makes the best tasting and melt into the mouth kinnathappam. I don’t make this quite often, but whenever I make it I get the feeling that my family is with...

Rice & Coconut Kanji or Porridge made in the Instant Pot… During Ramadan, one of the dishes that I look forward to while breaking the fast is this Creamy Rice porridge or kanji. This is a very comforting and nutritious Kanji. Coconut milk added will make this kanji creamy and delicious. Creamy Rice Soup or Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji Ramadan Kanji or...

15 Minute Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi or Porridge… This has turned into my favorite dish with quinoa. Healthy, nutritious and filling khichdi or porridge. Khichdi or Khichadi is a rice & lentil based dish,  quite popular in India. Authentic khichdi is made out of rice and lentils. I’ve replaced rice with quinoa, turned out awesome. Other Quinoa Recipes 1...

Idiyappam, a popular South Indian breakfast dish cooked in the Instant Pot… 3-minute pressure cooked idiyappam or string hoppers in the Instant Pot. Idiyappam is a popular South Indian & Srilankan breakfast dish. Making Idiyappam from scratch is an art. For making idiyappam, you’ll need idiyappam maker & plates. These are available on Amazon or...

This has been my favorite coconut chutney, perfect with dosa, idli or appam… Many South Indian dishes are served with chutneys especially Dosa & Idlis. Chutney is comfort food with its spicy and tangy taste. There are a few chutneys that can be made without the addition of coconut. However, my favorite is chutneys made with coconut. In this recipe, I’ve...

  Stuffed dosa or masala dosa, yet another South Indian specialty dish… Dosa is a crepe, the batter is made out of rice and urad dal or black lentil. This is a popular South Indian breakfast dish. If you own an Instant Pot, fermenting dosa batter is a breeze. Ground rice & urad dal batter can be kept in the Instant pot in yogurt setting for 8 to 10 hours....

Crispy dosas and the dosa batter fermented in the Instant Pot… Dosa is a crepe, the batter is made out of rice and urad dal or black lentil. This is a popular South Indian breakfast dish. If you own an Instant Pot, fermenting dosa batter is a breeze. Ground rice & urad dal batter can be kept in the Instant pot in yogurt setting for 8 to 10 hours. After...